A Week In Business

A Week In Business
The Coffee Beanery on 94th Street in Ocean City celebrated its grand opening and ribbon cutting last week with elected and appointed officials as well as representatives from the Ocean City Chamber of Commerce. Pictured, from left, are Dana Gottloeb, partner/owner; Julius and Joanne Shaw, Coffee Beanery founders; and Steve Marcalus, partner/owner. Photo by Manette Cramer

Company Adds Three
OCEAN CITY — Ed Wehnert and Mark and Lora Fritschle of the Mark Fritschle Group–Condominium Realty recently announced that three more real estate professionals had joined the company, Joy Snyder, Joe Wilson and Daniel Bunting.
All three joined the company to improve their customer service by taking advantage of the group’s award winning support team.
At a recent sales meeting, Reese Cropper of IMG Insurance spoke to the team about changes in flood insurance and how the changes may effect of the resort.
The company’s sales, settlement and listing leaders for October 2013 were also announced.
Top listing  agents by unit were Sheri Smith, Kevin Decker and Dave Whittington and Clint Bickford.
Top listing agents by volume were Clint Bickford, Kevin Decker and Ed Wehnert.
Top settled agents by units were Sheri Smith, Grant Fritschle and Andrea Thomas and Tina Dorsey.
Top settled agents by volume were Grant Fritschle, Jon Barker and Kevin Decker.
Top new sales agents by units were Dave Whittington, Sheri Smith, Leslie Smith, Tina Dorsey, Mia McCarthy and Nick Bobenko.

Daisy Award Presented
SALISBURY — Nurses at Peninsula Regional Medical Center are being honored with the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses, a national program to recognize the outstanding efforts of nurses in their daily work.
The award recipient for November is Patrice Aversa, RN, a nurse in the Same Day Surgery Department. The nomination, written by a colleague, described how she provided excellent care not just to her patients, but to families too. When an elderly patient passed away, Aversa, who had been keeping the family apprised of the patient’s progress by phone, greeted them in person.
“Patrice took the husband and son to see their wife and mother, explained to them very caringly what to expect and stayed with them both during this very difficult time. The husband and son were extremely grateful for the time and energy that Patrice had taken with them under very sad conditions. She made them feel special and made sure that all their questions and concerns were answered. Patrice went out of her way to make sure that the husband and son were well cared for and made their final visit with their mother/wife a special one that they will remember,” the nominator wrote.
Extraordinary compassion and clinical skill, like that demonstrated by Aversa, are what the DAISY Award is intended to honor. Every month, a nurse will be selected by Peninsula Regional’s nursing administration to receive the DAISY Award.

University Recognized
SALISBURY — U.S. News & World Report has named Salisbury University one of the nation’s Best Colleges for Veterans.
The inaugural ranking was created to help veterans and active service members pursue a college education by providing information about campuses that offer benefits. Only 234 campuses were ranked; SU was No. 23 among Regional Colleges in the North.
“From a growing Student Military and Veterans Association to friendly staff and faculty members who assist with veterans’ affairs, SU is committed to providing a supportive educational environment for those who have served, or are currently serving, our country,” said Dr. Diane Allen, SU provost and senior vice president of academic affairs.
All of the ranked campuses are certified for the G.I. Bill and participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program to help veterans reduce education costs. They also are members of the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges Consortium, a group that advocates for simplifying credit transfers and giving veterans credit for military training and national tests.
At SU, nearly 200 students use U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs educational benefits annually. Staff, including a veterans’ affairs liaison in SU’s Registrar’s Office, help students navigate the processes.